February 8, 2017

Winners of Pioneer Insurance’s #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition

Complete with live performances, it was a concert night to remember at Hard Rock Café Makati, as Pioneer Insurance awarded the winning entries of their #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.

Yosef Escoto of San Beda College Alabang with his "Invisible" is the Grand Winner of  #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.

Finals Night marked the end of the contest, as the judges - Joy Mesina of OneMusicPH, Noel Cabangon and Rico Blanco of FILSCAP, Pioneer Retail Organizational Head Lorenzo Chan Jr. and prolific songwriter Nonoy Tan proclaimed the Grand Winner, who received a prize of Php 100,000. The first and second runners-up won Php 50,000 and Php 30,000 respectively.

The Judges

2nd Placer : “Aking Mundo” by Benjamin Quijano of University of the Philippines Los Baños

3rd Placer : “Alive” by Kenneth Roquid of University of the Philippines Diliman

To recognize their songwriting prowess, Pioneer awarded the remaining seven finalists with Php 10,000 each.

Julia Dichoso’s song “Hand In Hand” received 44.96% of online votes and was crowned as Online Favorite.

Pioneer also gave a Special Recognition Award to Drei Chua of San Beda College Alabang for his song entry “Bangon,” an exceptional composition that perfectly describes Pioneer’s promise to its clients. Aside from the cash prize, all winners received Php 100,000 worth of insurance coverage from Pioneer.

Pioneer received a total of 150 song entries from colleges and universities all over the country, but ten were selected at the Preliminary Judging conducted by FILSCAP.

Pioneer launched the #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition in partnership with FILSCAP and One Music PH to encourage the youth to pursue artistic endeavors and to celebrate the Filipino trait of resiliency. Applicants were challenged to write a song expressing their take on resiliency in 3 minutes or less.

Watch the coverage of the #MoveOnLang Finals Night on Pioneer Insurance’s Official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/PioneerIsYourInsurance) and listen to the winning song entries on the official #MoveOnLang Website (www.moveonlang.ph) and Pioneer Insurance’s Soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/pioneerph).

All 11 songs will be available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play on February 3, 2017.

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